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New Chair for the Colchester Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 12:02

New Chair for the Colchester Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 12:02

Colchester Buddhist Centre is the hub of a thriving, friendly community that now has a fantastic new building in the heart of the town centre, with more classes, events and an ever-growing Sangha. 

The current Chair, Amalaketu, is stepping down next year after 8 years, and is looking to hand onto a suitable candidate. At this stage they are looking for expressions of interest, by 31st December 2018. They are open to reviewing support options, and the role would officially start in September 2019, with...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Colchester centre wins solar electricity from M&S

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 14:03

Colchester centre wins solar electricity from M&S

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 14:03

Completing our Triratna News mini-series marking the COP21 Climate change talks which finished in Paris at the weekend, Amalaketu writes from the UK to tell us about Colchester Buddhist Centre’s successful application to a fund run by major retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) for money for solar PV (photovoltaic panels) to generate its own electricity. 

Amalaketu is also responsible for Triratna’s Sustainable Buddhist Centre certification scheme. He writes: “We bought the...

Colchester Buddhist Centre
Colchester Buddhist Centre

2015 Programme

By RCheesley on Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 20:57

2015 Programme

By RCheesley on Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 20:57Regular programme for newcomers/drop-in:

  • Wednesday nights - 7.30pm-10.00pm - Newcomers Night Drop In
  • Friday afternoons - 1pm-2pm - Lunchtime meditation

Sangha night: Thursday nights - 7.30pm-10.00pm

January

Sun 11 - Gong Day with Karunacitta
Sat 24 - Women’s post mitra study **
Sat 31 - Council/Order gathering

February
Sun 15 - Paranirvana Day

March
Sun 1 - Seven papers - Initiation Into a New Life (again) SK *
Sat 7 - Women’s post mitra study **
Sun...
Colchester Buddhist Centre
Colchester Buddhist Centre

Young People's Evening - Do no harm - 28th February 7.30pm-10.00pm

By RCheesley on Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 19:55

Young People's Evening - Do no harm - 28th February 7.30pm-10.00pm

By RCheesley on Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 19:55Saturday, 28th February from 7.30pm-10.00pm at Colchester Buddhist Centre

Young people’s evenings are open to anybody with an interest in buddhism and meditation under the age of 35.

This is the first in a series of evenings looking at the five precepts and how they apply to us.

This month Jo will lead us looking into the first precept of do no harm, with the positive counterpart being loving kindness.
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Centre for Colchester, UK

By Munisha on Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - 14:34

New Centre for Colchester, UK

By Munisha on Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - 14:34Colchester Chair Amalaketu writes: “I am delighted to announce that our sangha have now purchased a building in the very heart of the town, which will become the new Colchester Buddhist Centre.

After saving for over 15 years we managed to buy the building from Colchester Borough Council, for the grand sum of GBP127,995. It has a long history and needs a lot of work. Most recently it was a doctor’s surgery; the treatment rooms and reception areas...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Harshaprabha pioneering in Ontario

By Munisha on Sat, 25 Oct, 2014 - 16:32

Harshaprabha pioneering in Ontario

By Munisha on Sat, 25 Oct, 2014 - 16:32Harshaprabha recently returned to Britain from the latest of many Dharma-teaching visits to Ontario, Canada. He writes:

“This was my best visit so far. I ran newcomers’ sessions in Guelph, Toronto and Goderich. Average newcomer attendance figures of 3, 0 and 7 could have been depressing but old friends turned up and made them rich and engaging occasions. Quite a few would like me to be living there full time to run Dharma classes.

I’ve been visiting Ontario...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Buddhist Chanting CD

By lokabandhu on Fri, 9 Nov, 2012 - 06:01

New Buddhist Chanting CD

By lokabandhu on Fri, 9 Nov, 2012 - 06:01Triratna’s Ipswich and Colchester Sanghas have come together to create a Buddhist Chanting CD, featuring Buddhasiha and Sanghamani. Made in a professional studio, the sound quality is fantastic, with 20 tracks including both familiar chants and some less so.
There was a great launch night at the Ipswich centre where Buddhasiha and Sanghamani led an evening of chanting. The CD is now being sold as a fundraiser for the Shrine Room Development Fund at...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Ipswich & Colchester Next Generation Meeting

By RCheesley on Wed, 27 Jun, 2012 - 22:57

Ipswich & Colchester Next Generation Meeting

By RCheesley on Wed, 27 Jun, 2012 - 22:57Saturday, 30th June 7.30pm at Colchester Buddhist Centre

Theme is “Practice in the Modern World”.